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The Durrells (S1)

[re-run of series 1]

Keeley Hawes (Line of Duty, Ashes to Ashes) plays Louisa Durrell in re-run of TV’s six part series The Durrells, written by acclaimed screenwriter Simon Nye and produced  by  Sid Gentle Films Ltd.

International film star Leslie Caron (An American in Paris, Gigi) also stars in the series. The  Durrells  is  based  upon  Gerald  Durrell’s  classic  trilogy  of  Corfu memoirs  including  the  much  loved  ‘My Family and Other Animals’.  Set in 1935, this timeless drama is full of warmth, humour and fun.

The story focuses upon Louisa Durrell (Hawes) whose life is in meltdown. Her husband died years ago and his money has all but run out. Her four unruly ‘children’ Larry, 21, played by Josh O’Connor (Ripper Street, Peaky Blinders), Leslie, 18, a role taken by newcomer Callum Woodhouse, Margo, 17, played by Daisy  Waterstone  (Silent  Witness,  Testament  of Youth)  and  Gerry,  11,  with  Milo  Parker  (Mr  Holmes,  Ghosthunters) cast in the role, are going off the rails. Gerry is obsessed with animals and about to be thrown out of school; Larry is a would-­‐be novelist but the worst estate agent in Bournemouth, and the middle two are hitting adulthood like a car-­crash. It is the 1930s, and a woman’s options are limited.